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Czechoslovakia
By Santiago, Benjamín, Rosario, Sybilla and
Juana
Topics
➢ Keys
➢ Czech fears
➢ Hitler’s Threats
➢ Preparations for war
➢ Crisis Talks
➢ The Munich Agreement
➢ Consequences...
Keys:
➔ Edvard Beneš: Czechoslovakia’s leader
➔ Chamberlain: Prime minister of Britain
➔ Henlein: Leader of the Nazis in t...
Germany Czechoslovakia
➔ Czechoslovakia:
Mandate created
by the League of
Nations (in the
Treaty of
Versailles)
between
Ge...
Czech fears
★ Benes feared anschluss
→ realised → C next country to take over
★ B and F weren’t prepared to fight.
↓
they ...
“I give you my word of honour
that Czechoslovakia has
nothing to fear from the
Reich”
- Hitler
Hitler’s Threats
★ Hitler had plans on attacking Czechoslovakia
★ German population demanded to be part of Germany
★ 1938 ...
Preparations for war
★ Czechoslovakia wouldn’t be easy to take because they had...
○ B, F and R’s support.
○ a modern army...
Crisis Talks
★ 15 September → Chamberlain met Hitler.
★ Hitler interested in Sudetenland → plebiscite
★ Chamberlain accept...
The Munich Agreement
★ 29 of September
★ B, G, F and I gave Hitler Sudetenland
★ without consulting the Czechs, or the USS...
Triumph?
Or Sell-out?
The end of Appeasement
● October 1938 → Hitler said he had
no territorial ambitions in Europe
● March 1939 → Germany invad...
Source 1
Source 2
Source 3
Video
https://youtu.be/Tw1PGbUOCRw
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Czechoslovakia (2)

  1. 1. Czechoslovakia By Santiago, Benjamín, Rosario, Sybilla and Juana
  2. 2. Topics ➢ Keys ➢ Czech fears ➢ Hitler’s Threats ➢ Preparations for war ➢ Crisis Talks ➢ The Munich Agreement ➢ Consequences of the Munich Agreement ➢ The end of Appeasement ➢ 5 Sources ➢ 1 video
  3. 3. Keys: ➔ Edvard Beneš: Czechoslovakia’s leader ➔ Chamberlain: Prime minister of Britain ➔ Henlein: Leader of the Nazis in the Sudetenland ➔ Mussolini: Leader of Italy ➔ Czechoslovakia: Mandate created by the League of Nations (in the Treaty of Versailles) between Germany, Austria, Hungary and Poland. ➔ Sudetenland: Area in Czechoslovakia that contained industries, forts, railways and Sudeten Germans because it had belonged to Germany before WW1. ➔ Munich Agreement: The final meeting in which they decided the fate of Czechoslovakia and signed an agreement. ➔ Anschluss: union of Germany and Austria as allies. ➔ Appeasement: British policy, mostly associated with Neville Chamberlain, prime minister of Great Britain.
  4. 4. Germany Czechoslovakia ➔ Czechoslovakia: Mandate created by the League of Nations (in the Treaty of Versailles) between Germany, Austria, Hungary and Poland. ➔ Sudetenland: Area in Czechoslovakia that contained industries, forts, railways and Sudeten Germans because it had belonged to Germany before WW1.
  5. 5. Czech fears ★ Benes feared anschluss → realised → C next country to take over ★ B and F weren’t prepared to fight. ↓ they accepted helping Czechoslovakia ★ Chamberlain asked Hitler if he was going to attack ➔ Anschluss: political union between Germany and Austria ➔ Edvard Beneš: Czechoslovakia’s leader ➔ Chamberlain: Prime minister of Britain
  6. 6. “I give you my word of honour that Czechoslovakia has nothing to fear from the Reich” - Hitler
  7. 7. Hitler’s Threats ★ Hitler had plans on attacking Czechoslovakia ★ German population demanded to be part of Germany ★ 1938 → “ready to fight for it” ★ German army wasn’t ready ★ Europe war alert ➔ Czechoslovakia: Mandate created by the League of Nations (in the Treaty of Versailles) between Germany, Austria, Hungary and Poland.
  8. 8. Preparations for war ★ Czechoslovakia wouldn’t be easy to take because they had... ○ B, F and R’s support. ○ a modern army ○ Sudetenland ★ Without Sudetenland → defenseless ★ Tension in Europe grew. ➔ Sudetenland: Area in Czechoslovakia that contained industries, forts, railways and Sudeten Germans because it had belonged to Germany before WW1.
  9. 9. Crisis Talks ★ 15 September → Chamberlain met Hitler. ★ Hitler interested in Sudetenland → plebiscite ★ Chamberlain accepted ★ Hitler would be satisfied ★ 22nd of September → Hitler regretted the previous terms → All the Sudetenland. ★ Germans mistreated ★ Chamberlain refused. ★ Tension ➔ Chamberlain: Prime minister of Britain ➔ Sudetenland: Area in Czechoslovakia that contained industries, forts, railways and Sudeten Germans because it had belonged to Germany before WW1.
  10. 10. The Munich Agreement ★ 29 of September ★ B, G, F and I gave Hitler Sudetenland ★ without consulting the Czechs, or the USSR. ★ “Peace for our time” ★ Consequences: ○ triumph ○ october 1st → Troops marched to the Sudetenland. ○ Hungary and Poland conquered Czech ○ Benes resigned ○ war was prevented ○ Appeasement would stop Hitler ○ “It simply delayed a war, rather than preventing it” ➔ Munich Agreement: The final meeting in which they decided the fate of Czechoslovakia. ➔ Edvard Beneš: Czechoslovakia’s leader
  11. 11. Triumph?
  12. 12. Or Sell-out?
  13. 13. The end of Appeasement ● October 1938 → Hitler said he had no territorial ambitions in Europe ● March 1939 → Germany invaded Czechoslovakia ● No resistance ● Hitler could not be trusted ● Britain and France would declare war on Germany ● Policy of Appeasement was ended
  14. 14. Source 1
  15. 15. Source 2
  16. 16. Source 3
  17. 17. Video https://youtu.be/Tw1PGbUOCRw
  18. 18. THE END

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